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5 Tips For Taking Your Dog On Your Next Adventure

5 tips for taking your dog on your next adventure

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There's nothing better than going on an adventure with your pup. However, dogs have different needs from people, so it is important to consider them before going on long road trips or excursions.

The best way to ensure you have everything you need to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable for your dog is to plan well in advance.

Here are five tips for taking your dog on your next adventure.

Keep Your Dog Restrained While Travelling

Everyone knows that people need to wear seatbelts to be safe while travelling by car, but many people don't consider that the same applies to dogs. Not only can dogs be seriously injured in car accidents, but unrestrained dogs can be projected into other passengers in high-force collisions.

If you are travelling in a car with your dog, buying a dog seat belt restraint will prevent your dog from roaming and keep them as safe as possible in the event of an accident. Try out CLIX Dog Seat Belt to keep your pup safe in the car.

Purchase Dog Car Accessories

Dog seat belt restraints aren't the only dog car accessories that can make excursions a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for your furry friend. Travel beds are one of the best dog car accessories to invest in as they offer your dog comfort and are versatile.

Our Danish Design Dog Mat can be used in a car, tent, caravan or even on the sofa. So, no matter where you are going or how you're getting there, your dog will always be comfortable.

Car boot liners are another great accessory as they protect your vehicle from muddy paws, water and dog hair. Our Barbour Car Boot & Bumper Liner is a great, machine-washable option.

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Buy Dog Travel Accessories

Car accessories are extremely useful when your dog is travelling, but once you arrive at your adventure destination, there are other things you must consider.

If you're planning on having a picnic, a stake and cable will allow your dog to stay close by and safe, while also enjoying some freedom to roam. The RAC Stake and Cable is exceptionally secure and will offer your dog 15-foot of roaming space.

You could also purchase a dog picnic blanket to keep your pet dry on boggy ground.

Put Together a Dog Travel Bag Kit

If you intend to take your dog on regularly adventures, consider putting together a dog travel bag kit and leaving it in your vehicle. That way, you're always ready for a spur of the moment trip with your pup.

Things to consider when putting together a dog travel bag kit include toys to keep your dog entertained, pet wipes to clean your furry friend, a doggy first aid kit in case of accidents, and Vetrap bandage and wound dressing support.

Always Make Sure Your Dog Has Access to Water

This may seem self-explanatory, but making sure your dog always has access to clean drinking water is the most important tip for taking your dog on trips. Without water, your dog can quickly become dehydrated and ill, so taking water on every journey, and purchasing a travel water bowl is essential.

The Beco Travel Bowl is collapsible and, therefore, the perfect compact option. However, our Road Refresher Non-Spill bowl might be more suitable for dogs who need a drink while the car is on the move.

For more info or to browse our range of dog travel accessories, feel free to pick up the phone or pop into our shop for a chat. There is a dog friendly cafe on site too!